Summer Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grants

The Summer Student/Faculty Collaborative Research program provides opportunity for Luther students to engage full-time in collaborative research projects with Luther faculty members during the two months of Luther's summer session (June/July).

Grants are available to students in any major. Each full grant provides $3,000 in stipend to the student for eight weeks of full-time research work, on-campus housing for the student, up to $500 for project expenses, and $500 in faculty development funds for the faculty member. Proposals for smaller or shorter research projects are also welcome this year.

All returning Luther students (current juniors, sophomores, and first-year students) are eligible. Project proposals must be written and submitted jointly by the student and faculty member. Collaborative teams normally involve one student per faculty member. Priority is given to meritorious proposals from teams involving students who have not previously been funded through this program.

Summer 2016

Once again this year, proposals are welcome in all disciplines. In addition, special funding is available through the generosity of donors for projects that will provide research experience to students interested in research or career paths related to the following areas:

  • health care, health care management, or health care administration
  • cancer research or biomedical research in cellular regulation, gene regulation, or genetics
  • business or economics
  • modern languages
  • humanities, humanistic social sciences, and arts

We also encourage proposals from teams of faculty and students (typically two faculty, two students) interested in pursuing a creative, multidisciplinary project that draws on the insights of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences to address a particular theme or issue, as a foundation for future directed readings or course design. Up to two such projects will be funded in summer 2016 by our grant from the Mellon Foundation on enhancing liberal arts learning:

  • humanities-based multidisciplinary research (teams of multiple faculty/students are welcome in this area)

Proposals for Summer 2016 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Projects are due in the Dean's Office (Union 262) by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 29.